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Lincoln's Hands (reproduction)
1980 - 1982
By Leonard Volk

Leonard Volk came to Springfield to make casts of Lincoln’s hands for a sculpture.  Mr. Lincoln had just been nominated as the Republican candidate for President and had been shaking hands so his right hand was slightly swollen.  Mr. Volk suggested he grasp a stick to counteract the swelling, which Mr. Lincoln cut himself from a broom handle in the barn.  

Plaster. L 16.3, W 12.4, D 8.8 cm

Lincoln Home National Historic Site, LIHO 6724, 6725